A.   The term BUILDING CODES, as used hereinafter, shall mean the codes referred to in § 7-1-1.
   B.   Terms used in this article shall be defined as provided in the codes adopted in § 7-1-1, except as herein otherwise provided.
   C.   Whenever the terms GOVERNING BODY or CITY or TOWN or MUNICIPALITY are used in the building codes, they shall mean the City of Somerton, Arizona.
   D.   Whenever the terms MAYOR, APPOINTING AUTHORITY, COMMISSION, CITY COUNCIL, or MANAGER are used in the building codes, they shall mean the Mayor and City Council.
   E.   Whenever the terms ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY, BUILDING OFFICIAL, CHIEF, or ADMINISTRATOR are used in the adopted building codes, they shall mean the Community Development Director of the city, or his or her representative, except in matters regarding fire prevention and enforcement of the adopted fire codes, whereby these terms shall apply to the Fire Chief, or his or her representative.
   F.   Whenever the terms OTHER CODES or OTHER CODE are used in the building codes, they shall mean other code or other codes adopted by either the city, or the state.  If there is a conflict between the other code or codes and this article, the more restrictive shall prevail.
   G.   Reference to chapters, articles, sections, subsections or paragraphs, and to tables thereof are to the building codes.
   H.   Certificates:
      1.   Zoning certificate.  May be part of the building permit.  (The issuance or approval of zoning use permits, variance use permits, temporary use permits, and special use permits shall not be construed to be functions of the Department of Building Safety but shall be continued to be processed as otherwise provided by law.)  A fee shall be charged for a separate issue of a zoning certificate if not a part of the building permit or if not including a structure;
      2.   Certificate of use and occupancy.  For new construction and also considering land use.  Certificate of inspection may be a separate individual trade inspection approval.  Temporary certificate may be a substantial compliance inspection.  Final inspection certificate may be a certificate of approval that may include the entire structure, partial work, additions, or alterations;
      3.   Certificate of compliance.  For existing structures.  May be associated with pre-moving, renovation, use change, addition, and existing structure or housing code. A letter of certification (duplicate certification) may be for other than the original issue; and
      4.   Certificate of fitness; for hazards and safety.  A document issued by the Building Official authorizing by permit to maintain, store, or handle materials, or to conduct processes, which produce conditions hazardous to life and property, or to install equipment used in connection with the activities in accordance with the provision of this article.  It shall not be transferable, and any change in use or occupancy of premises shall require a new permit for certificate.  May include plan check for exits, assembly, fuels, special use, and/or for periodic inspection "prevention" enforcement by another recognized authority.  May be used when new construction "fitness" is a change of use and occupancy.
   I.   The Building Safety Department shall administer this article.  The executive official in charge thereof shall be known as the Director of the Building Safety Department.
   J.   Every building, whether existing or hereafter erected, shall be classified by the Building Official according to its use or the character of its occupancy as set forth in the building code and pursuant to the state laws or the Uniform Fire Code.
   K.   Section 7-1-1 shall be used as the administrative rules for administering this article, except as otherwise hereinafter provided.
(Ord. 290, passed 11-2-2004; Ord. 312, passed 11-7-2006)